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Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, and has grown into the leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars. Renowned for blending modern, innovative manufacturing techniques with a master craftsman's attention to detail, Taylor acoustic guitars are widely considered among the best-sounding and easiest to play in the world. The company is a pioneer in the use of computer mills, lasers, and other high-tech tools and proprietary machinery, and today, Bob Taylor is widely recognized throughout the musical instrument industry as the visionary acoustic guitar manufacturer.
Empire Music worked directly with Taylor Guitars to purchase all of the Taylor Guitars on display at the 2019 Summer NAMM show. Each of these guitars has been hand-inspected and setup. These guitars include the full Factory Warranty and original case. While these guitars have been played and may have slight wear, most are in mint/excellent condition. Any significant marks will be listed below in detail.
~Guitar shown is the actual guitar that you will receive, Serial #: #1110178033~
A Wild Honey Burst top and low-sheen finish heighten the old-soul aesthetic appeal of this Builder’s Edition Grand Pacific, which builds on a long tradition of rosewood/spruce dreadnoughts but breaks new ground with an entirely new Taylor sound. The round-shoulder dreadnought shape, featuring Taylor’s award-winning V-Class bracing, produces warm, seasoned acoustic tone in which individual notes overlap and blend smoothly together, while the low-end power common among dreadnoughts boasts greater clarity here. V-Class brings extra punch and sustain, along with improved intonation and musicality across the entire frequency spectrum. Together with rosewood’s harmonic complexity and the played-in sound of the torrefied spruce top, players can expect rich, luxurious tonal character from top to bottom. It’s a voice comfortably rooted in a traditional sound, yet updated to offer more expressive musical range. As a Builder’s Edition model, the 717 also sports an array of premium, player-friendly features: chamfered body edges, rolled fretboard edges, and a new compound-carve neck profile, whose contours match the natural adjustments in the player’s hand position when moving up and down the fretboard. Even the bridge design was refined to add a more ergonomic feel for the player’s pick hand. Elegantly understated appointments include mother-of-pearl Arrowhead fretboard and peghead inlays, with Sapele binding. It all adds up to a Taylor like you’ve never seen, heard or felt before.
Shape:Grand Pacific Top Wood:Sitka Spruce Body Wood:Indian Rosewood Electronics:None Cutaways:Non-cutaway Scale Length:25-1/2" Nut & Saddle:Black Graphite, Micarta saddle Bracing:V-Class Truss Rod Cover:West African Ebony Pickguard:None Number of Frets:20 Tuners:Taylor Nickel Case:Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral Brand of Strings:Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium Body Length:20” Body Width:16” Body Depth:4 5/8" Binding/Edge Treatment:Sapele Top Finish:Silent Satin Back Config:2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish:None Rosette Size:Single Ring Bridge Inlay:None Back/Side Finish:Silent Satin Armrest Binding:None Backstrap Wood:None Rosette Mat.:Black Sapele/Maple Stain/Sunburst:Wild Honey Burst Top Wedge:None Armrest:No Neck Width:1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay:Arrowheads, Mother of Pearl Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment:West African Ebony Heel Cap Binding:None Type of Neck Joint:Scarf Neck/Heel:Tropical Mahogany Fretboard Wood:West African Ebony Neck Finish:Satin Heel Length:3-1/2" Peghead Finish:Satin Peghead Binding:None Peghead Type:Standard Peghead Purfling:None Headstock Overlay:West African Ebony Peghead Inlay:Arrowheads, Mother of Pearl Peghead Logo:Taylor Mother of Pearl Bridge Pins:West African Ebony Buttons:Nickel Fingerboard Ext:None Edge Trim:None
This Taylor Builder's Edition 717 WHB *First Article* includes Taylor's Lifetime Warranty, Original Factory Hardshell Case and our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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